The excitement over the 2013 Super Bowl is reaching a fever pitch, and every fan wants to know where and when they can watch the epic meeting between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens.
This battle of defensive juggernauts is exactly what football is all about.
If you’re looking for all the must-have information about Super Sunday and where you can find the game, check it all out below, as well as the key players for each team heading into the most important game of their careers.
Game Info: Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers
When: Sunday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, La.
49ers Player to Watch: Frank Gore, RB
The San Francisco 49ers have made it to the Super Bowl on the stellar play of the team’s rushing attack. While second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick is getting the credit for running the spread option, it is veteran running back Frank Gore who is stealing the show.
If San Francisco wants to win its sixth Super Bowl in history, the team will need to feed the ball to Gore consistently and let him tire out the Baltimore Ravens' front seven by attacking them between the tackles.
Gore won’t have overly impressive numbers—he’d be lucky to get 85 yards against a stingy Ravens defense—but it will be the pounding the defense takes during those plays that opens up the passing and running lanes for Kaepernick.
The 49ers live and die on the ground, and they’ll win if Gore continues to run well Sunday.
Ravens Player to Watch: Ray Lewis, LB
No matter how you feel about Ray Lewis, it is undeniable that he has a way with words and he has cast a spell that has his team playing incredible football. With his retirement one game away, Lewis and the entire Baltimore Ravens team will leave every ounce of effort on the field Sunday.
Lewis has been to the Super Bowl before and won it all, so it is the experience he has on the field and in life that has the team around him believing in its own hype.
While John Harbaugh may be the head coach, Lewis is the team’s true leader.
San Francisco’s offense is based off of the read-option, and it will be imperative that Lewis is reading the plays correctly and snubbing out the two-headed rushing attack of Gore and Kaepernick.
If Lewis can help shut down the 49ers’ ground assault, the Ravens will win the Super Bowl.